Dette er studietilbudet for studieår 2020-2021.

Automated drilling and modeling course provides a detailed knowledge of mathematical drilling models, drilling data, drilling control systems and automated drilling methods.

Learning outcome

Students who successfully complete the course should achieve:
  • understand modeling procedures for related petroleum models
  • know about drilling data and data processing methods
  • know about control theories and observer design methods
  • know about automation tools and automated drilling process
  • be able to perform basic programming in Matlab, Python and Simulink
  • be able to improve data quality
  • be able to implement control strategies for automated systems
  • be able to perform realtime operations through simulators
  • have a general understanding about high-level automated drilling techniques which also can be relevant to other areas
  • have insight into how automated drilling systems in laboratory and software tools can be used for increased understanding and research
  • general programming competence which can be useful in different disciplines


The course provides detailed knowledge of static and dynamic drilling models (with focus on hydraulics, and heat transfer) and related drilling simulation software; strengthens programming skills in Matlab, Python and Simulink; introduces drilling data transmission techniques and data quality improvement methods; introduces control techniques, automation tools and systems in automated drilling; demonstrates laboratory for automated drilling systems and realtime drilling operations.
Adjustments to the plan may occur.

Required prerequisite knowledge


Recommended prerequisites

Physics, mathematics, cybernetic engineering, mechanical engineering, drilling subjects and basic programming in e.g. Matlab or Python


Weight Duration Mark Supporting materials
Written exam1/14 hoursA - FValid calculator.

Course teacher(s)

Course teacher
Jan Einar Gravdal
Course coordinator
Dan Sui

Method of work

Classroom teaching, individual assignments/ group work, exercises, presentations, homework, projects, visits to laboratory

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (credits)
Advanced Drilling Technology and Engineering (PET525_1) 5

Open to

Computational Engineering, Master's Degree Programme
Petroleum Engineering - Master of Science Degree Programme

Course assessment

Standard UiS procedure


Litteratur/pensum blir publisert så snart det er klargjort av emneansvarlig/faglærer

Dette er studietilbudet for studieår 2020-2021.

Last updated: 06.07.2020